ASUS Camps prides itself each year in creating and fostering an amazing team of camp counsellors! Our staff of twelve dedicates itself to ensuring that each camper has an inclusive, accessible, and incredible experience every day at camp. Each counsellor brings something unique to the table to spark creativity and imagination in all campers; in fact, all of our counsellors attended Queen’s University this past year as students themselves! This summer, they cannot wait to pass on all of their knowledge to each camper. Our counsellors come from all over the world, and closer to home, including Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. All ASUS Camps staff are required to have a valid, completed Police Check, as well as their Standard First Aid and CPR-C training. In addition, staff spend two weeks prior to the start of camp preparing their classrooms and participating in training sessions to ensure that campers have a safe and spectacular time at ASUS Camps! They cannot wait for the camp fun to begin!
Caitlin is a 4th year Health Studies student at Queen’s! Last year, she had so much fun as a 1:1 Counsellor that she came back as the Program Director. In the summer, you can find her playing soccer outside or going for bike rides on Wolfe Island. Her favourite camp activities are all the arts and crafts, water day and everything in between! She especially loves to make fairy dough and have dance parties. Caitlin is so excited to come back to camp this summer and is hard at work with the Coordinators to plan the best summer ever for all future campers! She is counting down the days until camp starts!
Calvin is the Business director for ASUS camps this year! He was a counsellor for camps here last summer and had an absolute blast. He has previously worked for various camps over the past seven years in extreme adventure camps or dedicated sports camps as general staff and management! His favourite activities by far at camp include some of the cool field trips we get to go on or any science experiments where I get to get to use my degree in chemistry to make some cool slime or nebula galaxies!! If you ever need to get in contact with him or Caitlin about any questions you have about camp, feel free to fire them an email or call the office during regular working hours!
Laura is 22 years old and is one of the two fabulous Program Coordinators this summer at ASUS Camp! She has just finished her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at Queen’s University and next year she’s going to the University of Toronto for her Master’s in Molecular Genetics. This is her first year working at ASUS Camp but she’s worked at all sorts of other camps before - eight different ones! She loves camp because you’re always making new friends, you learn something new everyday and spend all summer long having fun! Apart from doing cool science, Laura loves to rock climb, make boondoggle, and paint in her artbook. She’s super excited to start camp this summer and has been working really hard planning only the best activities for camp! She can’t wait to meet all the new campers and just have a blast this summer!
Chloe has just graduated from Queen's University where she studied Psychology. She isn't sure what the future has in store, but she is absolutely sure SHE LOVES CAMP! And that is why she is thrilled to be one of two Program Coordinators this summer here at ASUS Camps! Her favorite things about camp are all the silly songs, the crazy crafts and the funny games. Until camp starts you can find her playing tennis with friends, making cute jewelry or hiking outdoors. She cannot wait to meet all the campers and learn about arts and sciences with everyone!
Scott just finished his 4th year at Queen's studying Life Sciences and Psychology, and is so so excited to get to know you all and begin working as a counsellor this summer. This is Scott's first summer working for ASUS Camps, but Scott has previous camping and counselling experience at Youth Leadership Camps Canada in Orillia. When not working at camp, Scott enjoys showing students and families around the University as a Campus Tour Guide, drawing and doodling, and riding his bike! Scott cannot wait to meet you all, and wishes that camp could start now!!!
Marina will be a 4th year Psychology and Linguistics student at Queen’s in the fall! This will be her first year with ASUS Camps and she could not be more excited to meet all of the amazing campers! In the summer you can probably find Marina painting, reading in the grass, or playing fetch with her dog Ellie. She cannot wait for the crafts, the games, and of course all of the fun and friendships that camp has to offer! She is looking forward to an incredible summer and is crossing the days off on her calendar until camp begins!
Hannah is one of the camp counsellors this summer at ASUS camps! She is a 3rd year biopsychology student at Queen’s who loves camp because of the cool crafts you get to create plus the super fun games! In the summer, Hannah likes to swim in the lake, go for runs and go camping! She is excited to learn new things about arts and science with all the campers this year at camp!
Tara is going into her 4th year at Queen’s studying Psychology and French. She is currently on exchange in Morocco and she can’t wait to be back in Kingston for the summer after she backpacks around Europe for a bit! This is her first year at ASUS Camps but she has worked at camps the past few summers in Vancouver. She loves all kinds of sports but you will most likely see her skiing or on the field hockey pitch. Her favourite activities at camp include sing-alongs and playing water games. If you ever need a friend to watch a movie she's your gal!
Ellise is a first-time counsellor at ASUS Camps, and she cannot be more excited for this summer! She is going into her fourth year of Concurrent Education, with a medial in mathematics and geography. She is passionate about education, the environment, and seeing the world! In fact, Ellise just got back from a semester abroad studying in Southeast Asia, but is so happy to back in Kingston for the summer! Her favourite thing about camp is getting to meet new people, and she can't wait to play fun games and learn about cool new things with all the campers and counsellors at ASUS Camps!
Kaitlyn is going into her fourth year of studying Biology and Psychology at Queen’s with the hopes of one day becoming an educational psychologist. In the meantime, she could not be more excited for this upcoming summer of camp! This may be her first summer working at ASUS Camps, but she is no stranger to camp and all of the fun crafts and activities that come with it. When Kaitlyn is not at camp, there is a good chance you can find her on a spontaneous outdoor adventure, snuggled up with a good book, or baking and decorating yummy treats for the bakery she’s starting up with her best friend. Kaitlyn LOVES camp because everyone is free to be their fun and silly self, make new friends, and try new things. She can’t wait to meet you all and see what the summer has in store!
Anna is a fourth year student in Biology & Psychology at Queen's University! She loves working and playing with kids and is so excited as this is her first camp counsellor position ever! This year she is one of the 1:1 counsellors and is positively pumped for it! She loves being outside in the summertime, she could spend all day in the sun! In her spare time she likes to hang with friends, eat ice cream and play with her dog and her favourite sport is swimming! Can't wait to meet all the campers and make some amazing memories this summer!
Henry is a 2nd year Kinesiology student at Queens! He has been involved in all sorts of camps from sport camps to music camps and everything in between! His favorite part about camp is making a ton of new friends and meeting all sorts of wonderful people. He is also super super excited for this camp to show everyone how fun learning can be! Outside of camp Henry loves to play lots of sports, hang with friends, and be outdoors. He can’t wait to meet all of the campers and have a blast this summer!